University of Auckland, New Zealand
Before starting post-doc research in environmental health in Hong Kong, Dr Hakkan Lai obtained a PhD in environmental exposure and modelling (UK, 2005). In 2014 he moved to New Zealand, and in 2015 he joined the University of Auckland School of Population Health, initially in the Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics for a study related to biodiversity, green space and active transport. In 2016, Hakkan joined the Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) cohort study. Hakkan’s research focuses on spatial and temporal distribution of environmental exposures and various health outcomes including diseases of cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, dermatological and oncological outcomes.